Hi! Okay so I am officially 7 weeks out from my next race and it is time to CRACK DOWN!! This past weekend, I went for a 15.5 mile run and it felt amazing! Now, over the next 4 weeks, I will have an ‘extreme’ period as I like to call it where I will be having my longest runs of the training season. These runs will be as follows:
6 weeks out from race: 18 miles
5 weeks out from race: 19 miles
4 weeks out from race: 15 miles
3 weeks out from race 22 miles
Then…after this month of maddess, I will get a 2 week taper where I will get to do some shorter, easier runs. So, as you can imagine, my diet starting NOW is more important then ever! This means eating clean, healthy, whole foods that are going to help me feel my best, so I can preform my best! One of the things I find super important is having a training plan in writing. It is so easy just to talk about what you are going to do to prepare for something like a race, but to actually have it down on paper allows you to see it, and not worry about thinking about it – you just do it!
Here is what my training plan over the next week will look like:
Monday: 5 Mile easy run
Tuesday: 5 mile easy run
Wednesday: Stationary Bike
Thursday: 6 mile easy run
Friday: off or elliptical 45 min
Saturday: 18 mile long run
7 Weeks to marathon…here we go!To being fit and fashionable,
Over the past two months, one of the things I have struggles with is defining an action plan for my goals, and sticking to it. Life has been SO beyond busy and it seems every night I go to bed thinking about what I want to accomplish my my fitness/nutrition the next day, and then every next day I mess up. Yes, even I, as fitness/nutrition obsessed as I am mess up! But, now that I am finally feeling settled in my new home and city, I decided enough is enough, I need to stop with the excuses and get on track with an action plan.
So…before is start giving you the day by day rundown of my training, I thought I would first share with you all my goals for the next 8 weeks.
1) Stick to my training plan. I spend so much time writing out my training plans (which I will be sharing with you), the least I can do is stick to it! No excuses.
2) Increase marathon time by incorporating speed work into one run per week.
3) Maintain a clean and healthy diet sticking to proper micro nutrient rations (which I will also be sharing!)
4) Drop 5 lbs in 8 week period to aid with speed and consistency on course.
Pretty simple, right? I feel like my biggest goal is just to be consistent. It’s going to be a fun 8 weeks and I know it will be super challenging to balance it all, but I am ready!
To being fit and fashionable,
Hi Fitness Fashionistas!
I am thrilled to say that I am back! Thank you to all of you that have written me over these past couple months…you are the reason I am getting this blog back on track!
So…just to catch you all up on why I have been MIA lately, I have moved to Seattle! I have a new position with my company and corporate offices are up here, so here I am! And I am loving it!! I have been spending the last 8 weeks getting settled in my new place and exploring my new city, and, adjusting to wearing cute boots and coats in lieu of shorts and flip flops every day. But, now I am finally settled and ready to get back on track motivating all of you through your fit and healthy journey.
For my new series, I thought I’d try something a little different and take you through an 8 week marathon training program with me. Obviously even if your not a marathon runner, it can still apply as ill be posting all my meals and non running workouts too! I’ll let you all know when the next post is up
Xoxo, so glad again to be back!
To being fit and fashionable,
Hi everyone! I am SO sorry I have been MIA this past week! ;(
life has been super busy and every free moment I get, I have been spending working out myself. I am in the middle of a big move then once I’m settled, there will be plenty more fitness, health and nutrition posts to come!
xo♥To being fit and fashionable, Christyn
Every time after I marathon, I go through a little bit of a down week. I am always so sad when a race is over and my training ends. I do love this feeling though as it pushes me and makes me already excited for my next race (Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon!!), but it doesn’t mean I don’t need a little ‘fitspiration’ to get me back in the game. Heres some of my fave fitspiration from Pinterest for all of us to use. ♥To being fit and fashionable, Christyn